Provided Breakfast and Lunch?

Better than muffins.

Better than muffins.

Yesterday, I went to an all day training session for work. I was a bit nervous, when I read that they were providing breakfast and lunch. Normally, this would be a good thing – who doesn’t like a free lunch? But, when you’re trying to watch what you’re eating, it can cause a bit of anxiety.  The first thing I did was go to the gym, at 7am. I wanted to get in a quick workout, just in case the provided food was pizza or something similar, which is both delicious and horrifying, for someone who loves it, but is trying to avoid it.

I was pleased, when I walked in and saw that they had a fresh fruit tray, for breakfast. Of course, they also had a tray full of muffins/pastries, which needed to be ignored. Next up, lunchtime. They provided sandwiches, an olive/pickle tray, pasta salad, chips and brownies. Dang. This was much harder than breakfast. I chose a roast beef sandwich, about a half cup of the pasta salad (with more broccoli than pasta) and a few olives. I tossed out half of the roll, from the sandwich, and took the cheese off, after I took a bite and realized there was cheese under the roast beef.  For a bit more protein, I took the meat off a second sandwich and tossed out the roll/cheese. The hardest part was ignoring the brownies. They were screaming my name. I satisfied my sweet tooth by having 2 mini tootsie rolls. Not a brownie, but it helped.

 

 

 

Snack Time

GrapesCarrots

Tonight, the series Under The Dome started. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a snacker, especially when watching TV or a movie. So, instead of popcorn or chips, my snack for tonight is a bowl of red and white crapes and some baby carrot sticks. I’ll eventually get used to this. 😉

Spinach and Pineapple Salad

The Breakfast of Champions!

The Breakfast of Champions!

My nutrition/fitness consultant sent me a recipe for this salad. I was a bit dubious about the cayenne pepper, but I actually liked the added kick and it’s super easy to make.

  • Put some fresh spinach into a bowl and add fresh (cubed) pineapple.
  • Drizzle some  extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice over the salad.
  • Sprinkle with a dash of sea salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Toss to mix and enjoy!

 

Homemade Hummus.

Yummy.

Yummy.

Since I need to start eating healthy, I’m going to be making a lot of foods from scratch. I bought a 3 cup mini food processor and tested it out by making roasted red pepper and garlic hummus. To keep the fat down, I added just a dash of olive oil. When served with pretzel crisps, this makes a tasty, nutritious dish.